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ALD Vacuum Technologies Partners with Nukem and E.ON
AMG Advanced Metallurgical Group N.V. recently announced that its AMG Engineering unit, ALD Vacuum Technologies GmbH signed a Memorandum ... (posted 2014-07-22)


Hexagon Highlights Automation at IMTS 2014
Hexagon Metrology announced it will highlight measurement automation trends at the 2014 IMTS (International Manufacturing Technology Show... (posted 2014-07-21)


AME to Sponsor Manufacturing Day
The Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME) is proud to announce that it will be a sponsor of this year's Manufacturing Day. C... (posted 2014-07-18)


AMT Reports on Manufacturing Technology Orders
May U.S. manufacturing technology orders totaled $351.93 million according to AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. T... (posted 2014-07-18)


Solar Manufacturing Files for Patent
Solar Manufacturing, Inc. has filed U.S. Patent Application Serial No. 14/120,389 for a High Temperature Vacuum Furnace Heating Element S... (posted 2014-07-18)


Cutting Tool Consumption Down in May
May U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $169 million, according to the U.S. Cutting Tool Institute and AMT – The Association For ... (posted 2014-07-11)


Mitutoyo Opens Houston Solution Center
Mitutoyo America Corporation is pleased to announce the opening of a new M3 Solution Center in the south central United States region, lo... (posted 2014-07-10)


Sandvik Celebrates U.S. Headquarters Grand Opening
On Tuesday, July 1, 2014 Sandvik, Inc. celebrated the Grand Opening of its new U.S. Headquarters in Fair Lawn, New Jersey. The 100,000 sq... (posted 2014-07-07)


LiuGong President Speaks at VDI Congress
“Energy saving, comfortable, reliable, low use cost and low service cost are the major machine requests on driveline technology tod... (posted 2014-07-03)


JRM International Partners with Stroh
JRM International, Inc. is pleased to announce they have formed a partnership with Stroh Diamantwerkzeuge to supply diamond tooling to th... (posted 2014-07-01)


Pentagear Products Acquires PECo ND Gear Metrology Division
Pentagear Products LLC, an Ohio-based company, has acquired Process Equipment Company (PECo) ND Gear Metrology Division effective June 27... (posted 2014-06-30)


AMB 2014 Preps for Industry 4.0
The machine tool industry is confronted with a large number of developments which are influencing investment decisions by its customers. ... (posted 2014-06-25)


Industry Gathers for United Grinding Symposium
The world's largest event in the grinding machine industry drew to a close in Thun (Switzerland) with an enthusiastic audience. Every... (posted 2014-06-24)


Polygon Hosts Open House with SRMA
Polygon Solutions Inc. is a manufacturer of rotary broach tools for the precision machining industry focused on medical and aerospace par... (posted 2014-06-23)


US Cutting Tool Consumption Hints at Growth
April U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $175 million, according to the U.S. Cutting Tool Institute and AMT – The Association Fo... (posted 2014-06-12)


Star SU Adds Regional Sales Manager
Bruce Cowley has joined Star SU LLC as regional sales manager responsible for the Southern Ohio, Eastern Kentucky, and West Virginia terr... (posted 2014-06-11)


KISSsoft Stays Active in Various Committees
For KISSsoft, calculation standards are naturally fundamental. Therefore, the KISSsoft company works actively in the standardization comm... (posted 2014-06-10)


AAM Joins Manufacturing Days as Gold Sponsor
The Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM) has joined Manufacturing Day 2014 as a Gold Sponsor, supplying the national initiative with... (posted 2014-06-04)


EMAG Showcases Manufacturing Systems at Technology Days
To celebrate their 20th anniversary, EMAG USA opened its doors to manufacturers and vendors to join them for their open house Technology ... (posted 2014-06-03)


Gleason Acquires Distech Systems
Gleason Corporation recently announced that it has acquired Distech Systems Inc., located in Rochester, NY. Distech is a leader in the d... (posted 2014-06-02)


EMAG Welcomes Regional Sales Manager
EMAG announced the addition of Tod Petrik to its team to represent the West-Midwest states, with a particular focus on Illinois and Wisconsin... (posted 2014-05-30)


Solar Atmospheres Receives Inspection Certification
Manufacturers looking for Nadcap certified heat treating and fluorescent penetrant inspection have a solution in western Pennsylvania... (posted 2014-05-27)


GMTA Announces Sales and Personnel Update
GMTA (German Machine Tools of America) represents various top-quality German metalworking machine builders... (posted 2014-05-23)


Hainbuch Welcomes Northeast Regional Sales Manager
Hainbuch America is pleased to announce that Shawn Harty has joined the team as the northeast regional sales manager... (posted 2014-05-21)


U.S. Patent Office Publishes Solar Manufacturing Patent Application
The management of Solar Manufacturing Inc. and affiliate company Solar Atmospheres Inc., recently announced that Solar Manufacturing inventors... (posted 2014-05-20)


United States Cutting Tool Consumption Strong in First Quarter
March U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $171 million, according to the U.S. Cutting Tool Institute and AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology... (posted 2014-05-15)


Star SU and FFG Extend Partnership
Star SU, LLC, based in Illinois, and FFG Werke GmbH, a German machine tool manufacturer, signed a contract extending their partnership for machine tool sales and service in the Americas... (posted 2014-05-09)


Seco-Warwick Offers Nitrion Plasma Nitriding to South America
Nitrion Technology and Seco/Warwick do Brasil have signed a cooperation agreement to manufacture and market cold wall plasma nitriding equipment in South America... (posted 2014-05-08)


Wheelabrator Celebrates Safety Milestone
Wheelabrator Group reached a major milestone during the first quarter of 2014 with 1,000,000 hours without a lost time incident... (posted 2014-05-07)


Höganäs Updates PM Handbooks
Three of the Höganäs Handbooks have been updated and are now available in the download section on the website. The three handbooks... (posted 2014-05-06)


AGMA Committee Revises Fine Pitch Gearing Data
The AGMA Fine Pitch Gearing Committee is pleased to announce the publication of the newly revised information sheet AGMA 910-D12... (posted 2014-05-02)


Companies Recognize Correlation between Education and Heat Treat Success
With an ever-increasing need for first-hand knowledge of thermal processing and the intricate functions of specific equipment... (posted 2014-05-01)


CMSC Includes 24 Comprehensive Technical Presentations
The Coordinate Metrology Society (CMS) announced that it has selected a comprehensive slate of 24 technical presentations for the 2014 Coordinate Metrology Systems Conference... (posted 2014-04-30)


AMB 2014 Takes Place in Hub of Machine Tool Industry
According to the Association of German Machine Tool Manufacturers (VDW), 47.8 percent of employees in the German machine tool industry work in this region... (posted 2014-04-29)


Scott Knoy Receives AGMA Next Generation Award
German Machine Tools of America (GMTA, formerly American Wera) proudly announces the winning of the prestigious Next Generation award... (posted 2014-04-28)


PTG Collaborates with University of Huddersfield
Committed to the advancement of machine tool technologies, Precision Technologies Group (PTG) has signed a ‘Memorandum of Understanding’... (posted 2014-04-23)


ASM Repositions Brand and Introduces New Logo
ASM International (ASM), the world’s largest association of metals-focused materials professionals, recently unveiled a repositioned brand and new logo... (posted 2014-04-22)


Trescal Acquires Instrument Calibration Services
Trescal recently announced that it has acquired Instrument Calibration Services and Test Equipment Repair Corporation... (posted 2014-04-21)


Renishaw Acquires Advanced Consulting and Engineering
Renishaw has purchased the business of Advanced Consulting & Engineering, Inc. (ACE), a U.S.-based supplier of dimensional measurement products and services focused on the automotive industry... (posted 2014-04-17)


Okuma Names Sandvik Partner of the Year
kuma America Corporation is pleased to announce that Sandvik Coromant was chosen by Okuma distributors as Partner of the Year... (posted 2014-04-15)


Vacuum Carburizing Symposium Registration Closes April 28th
Ford Motor Company Conference and Exposition Center, Dearborn, Michigan. The ALD Holcroft Vacuum Carburizing Symposium will feature two days... (posted 2014-04-14)


Gleason Forum Attracts Visitors from 30 Countries
Gleason Corporation announced the completion of the Gear Solutions Forum at its Gleason-Pfauter facility in Ludwigsburg Germany, April 1-3, 2014... (posted 2014-04-10)


Solar Manufacturing Issues Podcast on Heating Elements
Solar Manufacturing published the latest podcast in its bimonthly series in cooperation with Industrial Heating called “Vacuum Heat Treat Minute."... (posted 2014-04-07)


Dowding Receives MPIF Vanguard Award
Robert J. Dowding, research manager for materials and manufacturing science at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL), Adelphi, Md., has received the first-ever Vanguard Award... (posted 2014-04-04)


5ME Named Partner in THINC
5ME has been named a Partner in THINC by Okuma America, joining more than 40 technology leaders focused on developing specialized manufacturing systems... (posted 2014-04-02)


Hydrotex Hires VP of Sustainable Utility Sales
John Bickley has been hired as the vice president of sustainable utility sales at Hydrotex, a manufacturer and distributor of high performance lubricant and fuel improver solutions... (posted 2014-04-01)


EMAG USA Celebrates 20 Years with Technology Days
EMAG invites manufacturers to join them an open house event of technology seminars and live machining demonstrations... (posted 2014-03-31)


Gleason Cutting Tools Recognized as John Deere Partner-Level Supplier
Gleason Corporation announced that its Gleason Cutting Tools Corporation facility in Rockford, Illinois has for the second year in a row earned Partner-level status... (posted 2014-03-28)


United Grinding Announces New President
United Grinding North America, Inc. recently announced that current president and CEO, Rodger Pinney, has been elected as vice chairman... (posted 2014-03-27)


GMTA Adds Personnel and Welcomes German Language Students
GMTA (German Machine Tools of America) represents various top-quality German metalworking machine builders, including Wera Profilator, Pittler, Praewema and WMZ... (posted 2014-03-26)


MTConnect Challenge 2 Finalists Announced
The National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM) and the Association For Manufacturing Technology (AMT) proudly announce the selection of five MTConnect Challenge 2 Finalists... (posted 2014-03-21)


PMA Accepts Entries for 2014 Awards of Excellence in Metalforming
The Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) invites industry-leading companies to submit an entry for its 2014 Awards of Excellence in Metalforming... (posted 2014-03-20)


EMAG Launches Apprentice Program
EMAG has an ongoing interest in providing job opportunities for highly skilled, specialized machine tool technicians... (posted 2014-03-19)


MFG Meeting Focuses on Long-Term Growth
More than 700 manufacturing leaders gathered at the fourth edition of The MFG Meeting (Manufacturing For Growth), March 5-8, 2014, in Phoenix, Arizona... (posted 2014-03-18)


Ipsen to Exhibit at MRO Americas
Ipsen announced that the company will exhibit at the 19th annual MRO Americas Conference & Exhibition, April 8-10, 2014 at the Phoenix Convention Center... (posted 2014-03-17)


Mazak to Share Advantages of MTConnect
On April 9 at 1:30 p.m. at the [MC]2 MTConnect: Connecting Manufacturing Conference in Orlando, Mazak Corporation’s Vice President of Manufacturing Ben Schawe will discuss... (posted 2014-03-14)


Jenoptik Launches The Better Parts Challenge
Jenoptik Industrial Metrology announced the launch of its special 2014 event: The Better Parts Challenge. The company will be inviting U.S. - based manufacturers... (posted 2014-03-13)


Kline Announces 8th Edition of Database
The global lubricants market is flat, up only one percent with an estimated 39.2 million tonnes in 2013 compared to 38.8 million tonnes i... (posted 2014-03-12)


Koepfer Becomes North American Distributor for CLC in Italy
Koepfer America, L.L.C., recently announced its partnership with CLC, S.r.l., as the manufacturer’s first exclusive distributor in ... (posted 2014-03-10)


PTG Receives Greater China Business Award
Rochdale-based Precision Technologies Group (PTG) was the proud recipient of the Greater China Business Award for the North West, at the ... (posted 2014-03-07)


MHI Welcomes Wegryn-Jones to Sales Team
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries – Machine Tool Division is pleased to announce the employment of Ross Wegryn-Jone... (posted 2014-03-06)


United Grinding Invites Customers to Grinding Symposium
The United Grinding Group – Körber Schleifring up until EMO 2013 – has clearly understood the signs of the times in the ... (posted 2014-03-05)


Klingelnberg Releases Bevel Gear Machines Guidebook
The new work in the "Die Bibliothek der Technik" (Library of technology) series from publisher Süddeutscher Verlag onpact ... (posted 2014-03-04)


Local Motors to Deliver 3-D Printed Electric Vehicle at IMTS 2014
Local Motors, Inc. recently announced that the Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT) will be the first customer for its previous... (posted 2014-03-03)


PTG Engineer Secures 2014 AMTRI Scholarship
The Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA) awards dinner, held at Birmingham’s International Convention Centre on February 6,... (posted 2014-02-18)


PMA Releases February Business Conditions Report
According to the February 2014 Precision Metalforming Association (PMA) Business Conditions Report, metalforming companies expect a dip i... (posted 2014-02-17)


Wenzel Hires Regional Sales Manager
Wenzel America recently announced the hiring of Drew Shemenski for the position of regional sales manager of the Midwest. Shemenski bring... (posted 2014-02-14)


Liebherr Adds Koepfer for Wenzel Products
Liebherr Gear Technology, Inc. has added Koepfer America, LLC, South Elgin, IL, to its sales and support team for the Wenzel GearTec prod... (posted 2014-02-13)


Solar Releases Latest Podcast
Solar Manufacturing published the latest podcast in its bimonthly series in cooperation with Industrial Heating called “Vacuum Heat... (posted 2014-02-12)


Solar and ASM Offer Vacuum Heat Treating Course
Solar Atmospheres and ASM International at Materials Park in Ohio have partnered to offer a new Vacuum Heat Treating Course.This new cour... (posted 2014-02-05)


Koepfer America Partners with Liebherr for Wenzel GearTec Products
Koepfer America, LLC, proudly announces its partnership with Liebherr Gear Technology, Inc., to offer Wenzel GearTec gear metrology produ... (posted 2014-02-04)


Machine Tool Builders Appoint COO
As of January 20, 2014, Machine Tool Builders (MTB) appointed Jeff Kimberly to the position of chief operating officer (COO). An experien... (posted 2014-01-31)


Sandvik Introduces MCT E-Learning Courses
Calling all shop owners, machinists, operators, programmers and students. Whether you are a novice or an expert, Sandvik Coromant&rsquo... (posted 2014-01-30)


Solar Receives Nadcap Merit Status for Vacuum Heat Treating
Solar Atmospheres of Western PA (SAWPA) announces that it has been awarded Nadcap Merit status for vacuum heat treating and brazing of me... (posted 2014-01-29)


Seco Tools Announces Organizational Changes
Seco Tools, LLC has appointed Todd Miller as its new manager of product marketing and initiated other key organizational changes within t... (posted 2014-01-28)


Felsomat USA Appoints New President
Felsomat USA, Inc. announces the appointment of Patrick Seitz to the position of president. Effective on January 1, 2014, Seitz takes ove... (posted 2014-01-24)


Star SU Appoints Cella Product Manager for Round Tools
Chris Cella has been promoted to product manager for solid carbide round tooling and gundrill products at Star SU LLC. Cella joined Star ... (posted 2014-01-23)


Questek to Work on Center of Excellence for Advanced Materials
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce, has awarded $25 million over fiv... (posted 2014-01-22)


Mazak Midwest Event to Showcase Total Manufacturing Solutions
Mazak invites manufacturers to its Discover More with Mazak Midwest event, taking place March 25 – 27 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the ... (posted 2014-01-21)


Paulo Names Quality Assurance Manager
The St Louis, Missouri facility of Paulo Products Company is pleased to announce the promotion of Tim Mohr to quality assurance manager. ... (posted 2014-01-20)


Sandvik Teams With Star SU for Gear Milling
Sandvik Coromant has teamed up with Star SU on an extended basis. Beginning as an authorized OEM agent, and now a national channel partne... (posted 2014-01-16)


AGMA Releases New Marine Gear Unit Standard
The AGMA Helical Enclosed Drive Marine Units Committee recently completed the development of the next version of their popular flagship s... (posted 2014-01-15)


Variable Helix Latest in Gear Sculpture Series
Salem Barker's latest bronze gear sculpture is titled “Variable Helix”. This free standing piece is attractive from every... (posted 2014-01-14)


Norton-Saint Gobain Continues USA Luge Sponsorship
USA Luge has announced that Norton/Saint-Gobain, the team’s primary sponsor since 2009, will continue the partnership through the 2... (posted 2014-01-13)


Cutting Tool Consumption Down in November
November U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $156 million, according to the U.S. Cutting Tool Institute and the Association For Manufac... (posted 2014-01-09)


GMTA Sponsors School Learning Day
GMTA recently sponsored a learning day for local area school children, including all 7th graders from the Saline, Michigan schools who ar... (posted 2014-01-08)


Hydrotex Hires Director of Product Marketing
Donna Loftus has been hired as the director of product marketing at Hydrotex, a manufacturer and distributor of high performance lubrican... (posted 2014-01-07)


Emuge Announces Hellinger as New President
Emuge Corp. has announced the appointment of Bob Hellinger as president of U.S. and Canadian operations. Hellinger succeeds Peter Matysia... (posted 2014-01-06)


Industrial Conference to Focus on Job Shop Lean
"Making the Lean and Flexible Factory a Reality," is a lean conference that takes place February 6, 2014 at the Lone Star Corpo... (posted 2014-01-02)